The United Nations General Assembly voted Thursday to against President Trump’s declaration recognizing Yerushlayim as the capital of Israel. Trump threatened to withhold aid in retaliation for a vote condemning his position.
The U.N. body voted 128-9 to declare Trump’s recognition of Yerushlayim as Israel’s capital “null and void.” The measure was drafted by Egypt. Thirty-five nations abstained.
Trump warned Wednesday that the vote could impact “billions of dollars” in U.S. aid.
“Let them vote against us, we’ll save a lot,” Trump said. “We don’t care. This isn’t like it used to be where they could vote against you and then you pay them hundreds of millions of dollars and nobody knows what they’re doing.”
Americans are “tired of being taken advantage of” at the U.N. “and we’re not going to be taken advantage of any longer,” Trump said. Read more at USA Today.